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"HAYWIRE"
(2012) (Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: After being set up by her handlers, a covert operative seeks out revenge on those who've wronged her.
PLOT:
In an upstate New York diner, Mallory Kane (GINA CARANO) isn't happy to see the arrival of Aaron (CHANNING TATUM), her former business partner and lover. And that's because he's there to take her back to their handler, Kenneth (EWAN McGREGOR), something she isn't keen to. Accordingly, when he suddenly attacks her, she uses her physical skills -- and a little assistance from shocked bystander Scott (MICHAEL ANGARANO) -- to defeat Aaron and flee the scene.

Traveling in Scott's car, she then relates her tale to him. A former Marine turned highly trained operative for hire, she worked for private contractor Kenneth who had a business arrangement with a U.S. government official, Coblenz (MICHAEL DOUGLAS) in conjunction with a nebulous figure, Rodrigo (ANTONIO BANDERAS). After rescuing a hostage with Aaron and others, she was assigned to work with Paul (MICHAEL FASSBENDER), but quickly learned that her decision to leave Kenneth had it repercussions.

Now back in the States, she wants revenge on those who wronged her. With the help of Scott as well as her ex-Marine turned novelist father John (BILL PAXTON), she sets out to do just that.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of Carano or action films starring women, they might be interested in this release.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For some violence.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • GINA CARANO plays an ex-Marine turned covert operative who must contend with...


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